I play mainly against ai and a little online but im still considered a noob.
Ive got the early games expansion down, and i can do it at least decently in multiplayer.
I play as advent, use the mothership with a few lf as support to col and a couple lfs and a col ship to take roids to get me set up.
The problem lies in gettin a decent econ up and teching up to illums, carriers and guardians quickly whilst getting a decent fleet up and running all at the same time.
If i tech up quickly to illums then my econ seems to suffer and i cant get them rolling out very quickly as they are expensive, if i try to get econ up quicker then my fleet suffers as a result to potental early attacks.
So my question is after ive got about 3 -4 planets, roids and upgraded tax and extracter where should i be going roughly?
Usually if i play multiplayer then its a large map but with many players so i expect an attack from my nearest neighbor and try and counter his attack as best as i can.
What do some of the more experienced players do? I think this stage is key to gettin everything flowing right, but im a little confused as to where to be going here.
Another question a little off this topic
the ai for guardians, it seems a bit daft, when i have guardians in my fleet i obviously want them to stay close to the rest of the flep to prvide support but i find that they either hang back or go fighting stary ships.
Is there an easy way to make them stick with the pack?
Also the ability that makes them take 30% damge does it stack with other guardians using the ability at the same time?
thank you for your input, its greatly appreciated.